Steve Mills and Scott Perry are preparing to rebuild the New York Knicks.

"We want to build a team that centers on that group of guys growing together, which may take longer to do. It will take longer to do," Mills said. "But I think it's something the fans of New York are ready for and will accept."

Carmelo Anthony will remain expendable but they're not in a rush to trade him.

"If Carmelo is with us, we will continue to develop our young players," Mills said. "If he's not here, we'll continue to develop our young players."

Perry is not concerned with the dynamic working under Mills.

"We've developed a friendship," Perry said. "And I have complete trust in (Mills). I think we're very much aligned in our thinking, so I'm really excited about the prospects of spending time and working with him."

The Knicks will presumably have Kristaps Porzingis as the center piece.